… but we can stop it… Mike Lane
Some the following information are facts, some my opinion.
In my heart I have formed my opinions based on my belief that the State’s Master Plan for Coastal Restoration should be viewed as the master plan for disaster.
You don’t have to agree or disagree with my beliefs. If you have any doubt about my thoughts, I would encourage you to get involved and form you own opinions.
At the very least, I would encourage each person that cares about Louisiana and its future, to call Garret Graves, head of the CPRA (225-342-7015 or 866-366-1121) and ask him to explain in his own words his version of the facts.
Listen closely to what he says and what he doesn’t say.
If he fails to answer your questions, ask again and request that he answer your questions directly.
Our Organization is not an organization of “Do Nothing”, we offer a reasonable and real solution, dredging.
Our alternative to the killing diversions is dredging.
Dredging will build land NOW and will not destroy the marsh as these diversions will. Dredging has built much of the city of New Orleans. The land that was dredged has survived over 22 hurricanes.
The areas that were dredged 22 hurricanes ago are some of the most desired places to live and command very high real estate prices. Proof that dredging will last and is sustainable.
We are totally against these new diversions and are pushing for control based on salinity measurements of all existing diversions and breaches in the Mississippi River.
Mr. Garret Graves, his group and others have called us trouble makers, rebels, obstructionists and most recently on WWL Radio with Don Dubuc show of Friday October 18, 2013 conspiracy theorists.
The correct term that should be applied to The Save Louisiana Coalition, is unselfishly dedicated. We don’t receive any income from our contributions. It’s a 100% voluntary contribution of our time and efforts.
We are concerned about the total negative effects.
The entire state will be negatively affected!
This may come as a surprise to most non-fishermen. You will be subject to the destruction that will take place.
Every citizen of Louisiana, not just fishermen, not just coastal communities will be negatively affected!
If these diversions are built and operated here is what I believe will happen.
* Acceleration of land loss in South East Louisiana. More flooding, more severe flooding. These diversions will convert all of southeast Louisiana marsh to freshwater marsh. Freshwater marsh is 7 times weaker to storm surge than salt or brackish. Not just fishing!
* The loss of the entire seafood industry and sport fishing, as we know it today. The recreational & commercial fishing activities contribute over 4.1 billion dollars to our states economy. 1 out of ever 45 jobs is supported by the commercial fishing industry.
This will negatively affect our entire state, not just our fishing communities.
If you think this won’t happen, if we can’t stop the madness, THE DESTRUCTION WILL HAPPEN and sooner than you think and the DESTRUCTION will be forever.
… Stay tuned, more to come
Owner of RodnReel.com
Co-Owner of Sportsman’s Paradise TV
Vice President & Founding member of The Save Louisiana Coalition
Here both sides of our latest radio appearance on WWL Radio with Don Dubuc…
President of SLC Captain George Ricks and Vice President of SLC Mike Lane
Garret Graves rebuttal
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